A Budget With Red Flags

Posted on May 16, 2022


Connecticut has a biennial budget process. This means we set a two-year budget for the state, so there really should be no need for budget discussions in the short session. In practice, this “budget adjustments” year was just as intense and crazy as last year when we were putting together the two-year budget.

The budget adjustment is related to FY23 only. The $24.2 billion state budget document dropped at 4 a.m. on Monday with a scheduled vote later that day. Not a lot of time to digest 484 sections

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Covid? What’s going on now? A discussion with experts.

Posted on May 3, 2022


As we approach the end of the session, I am delighted to host a follow-up Town Hall with Dr. Harvey Risch, who so generously answered so many of our questions at a previous Zoom. This time, we will be joined by a panel, that includes Dr. Risch, Dr. Peter A. McCullough and Dr. Kelly Victory.

Hope to see you on Monday, May 9th at 8 p.m.

Please register below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodOuupz0tGt3fhuMURCMNz_GQ3bBByLzb

 

SB10 – An Act Concerning Climate Change Mitigation

Posted on May 3, 2022


This bill codifies into law the following mandate that in 18 years, by Jan 1, 2040, Connecticut will be powered by zero carbon electricity supply.

The proponent said we are close to contracting all of CT electricity to zero carbon providers with our state’s first offshore wind farm coming online in 2024 and continued trading of carbon credits. And it was also said in debate that we have missed the statutory mandate of being at 10% below carbon levels emitted in 1990. It’s not clear to me how both

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